First Israeli to reach such impressive achievement (illustration)
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Israeli chef makes it to elite club

Shalom Kadosh of Jerusalem receives invitation to join prestigious 'Club des Chefs des Chefs', whose members cook for monarchs and heads of state. 'Israel is on the map of world gastronomy,' he says

Chef Shalom Kadosh, 64, of Jerusalem has recently joined "Club des Chefs des Chefs" – a prestigious group of chefs whose members cook for monarchs and heads of State. Kadosh is the first Israeli to reach this impressive achievement.


"Club des Chefs des Chefs" was found in 1977 in a luxury restaurant in France. Gilles Bragard, the owner of a chefs' fashion design house, invited 12 chefs of a few heads of state to a friendly dinner in which they shared cooking tips and anecdotes.


Following the evening's success, they decided to form a club of chefs cooking for monarchs and heads of state. At the moment it includes about 30 members, including the chefs of the French president, the queen of England and the White House.


The club members hold annual reunions, and once a year they are hosted by a head of state for whom they prepare a selection of delicacies. The club members believe their job is not just to enjoy the prestige they have earned, but distribute the culinary culture of their countries across the world.


Only chefs working for members of a royal family or a head of state can be admitted into the club. So how did Kadosh make it? Thanks to the fact that he has been considered the unofficial chef of Israel's prime ministers for years.


Kadosh received the offer to join the club from Bragard. The two have known each other for years and have been meeting in important culinary events.


Kadosh was honest enough to tell Bragard that Israeli statesmen don't have private chefs, but the latter decided to pave Kadosh's way into the club due to the fact that he has been cooking for Israeli prime ministers and heads of state visiting Israel for many years. Besides, he probably has reason to assume that Kadosh is an excellent chef.


The Israeli chef and his fellow club members recently prepared a meal for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Kremlin. During the event, Medvedev's chef was asked to cook as many as 50 Russian delicacies.


"I see my inclusion in the club as a great honor for the State," Kadosh, who served as the chief chef of Jerusalem's Leonardo Plaza Hotel, said Saturday. "My membership in this distinguished club puts Israel on the map of world gastronomy. I hope that the club members' next meeting will be held in Israel, because we have a lot to offer in this field."



פרסום ראשון: 08.17.11, 07:34
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